Thursday, December 26, 2013

North Beach Italian Restaurants

The North Beach neighborhood is San Francisco's version of Little Italy and is home to many Italian restaurants in the city.

One excellent Italian restaurant in North Beach is the aptly named North Beach Restaurant. It's an institution in the Bay area having opened its doors in 1970. 


North Beach Restaurant specializes in Tuscan cuisine. Food we had was authentic and  very traditional.
Complimentary Bread

Caesar Salad

Pasta Puttanesca

Spaghetti Carbonara

Sotto Mare, a few blocks down North Beach Restaurant, on the other hand, is the go to place for seafood.

Eating at Sotto Mare feels like going home to your nonna's cooking. Staff is warm and friendly and they serve good old comfort food.
Crab Cocktail Salad

Boston Clam Chowder

Linguine with Seafood

Fettucine with Smoked Salmon

Between the two, I prefer Sotto Mare more but I'm not saying that North Beach Restaurant is not as good. North Beach Restaurant is a good place to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions while Sotto Mare suits my preference of a laid back dining experience.

North Beach Restaurant is located at 1512 Stockton St. San Francisco California. For more information, click here.
Sotto Mare Oysteria & Seafood is located at 552 Green St. San Francisco California. For more information, click here.

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